Yoshitomo Tsutsugo fouled a pitch off his right foot during his at bat in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium. He did not take batting practice before today’s game and was left out of the starting line-up because there was still some pain in his foot.
Source: Sponichi 9/4/20160 Comments
Kohei Arihara was taken off the active roster on September 3 because he is not scheduled to get another start for at least ten days. Including today, the Nippon Ham Fighters are slated to play seven games in the next ten days and no more than three games in a row. In fact, they will not play more than three games in a row until an eight game stretch to close out the end of the season (from September 21 until September 28).
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/20160 Comments
Brad Eldred was removed from Saturday’s game against the Yakult Swallows after he took a pitch off his left hand during his at in the ninth inning. He left the field for treatment and was replaced by a pinch-runner. The media later learned there was some bleeding from the nail on his left pinky. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Daily Sports 9/3/20160 Comments
Toru Hosokawa stole second during Saturday’s game against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium and hurt his leg. He reached base on a single to left in the third inning and stole second as Akira Nakamura struck out swinging on a 3-2 pitch. Hosokawa managed to steal his first base in five years, but also hurt his right leg in the process (near the hamstring). He left the field for treatment and was ultimately replaced by a pinch-runner.
[UPDATE 9/4 @ 12:24pm]
Hosokawa was taken to a hospital in Sendai during the game and was diagnosed with a minor strain in his right biceps femoris. He will be taken off the active roster today. He will require about ten days for a full recovery.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/4/20160 Comments
Shingo Kawabata (right navicular bone) played in a Ni-gun game against against Yokohama on September 3. He got the start at first and batted third. He went 1-for-3: Ks, 1B9, G3.
Source: Sanspo 9/3/20160 Comments
Hiroya Shimamoto was taken off the active roster on September 3 because of pain in his left shoulder.0 Comments
According to Sponichi, former Orix pitcher Shigetoshi Hasegawa is close to reaching an agreement to join the Orix Buffaloes front office as an adviser. An announcement could be made at the end of the season.
Hasegawa will most likely remain in the United States and provide the Buffaloes with advice on MLB players the organization is interested in.
Source: Sponichi 9/3/20160 Comments
Rick van den Hurk and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri at Beppu Municipal Baseball Stadium on September 3.
Japan secured a spot to the Finals.0 Comments